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Kinkan Dojo

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts

My son has now been learning martial arts here for nearly 2 years and is still thoroughly enjoying it. The teachers are fantastic with both children and adults, encouraging them throughout every class. I would recommend the Kinkan Dojo to every parent for themselves or their children, its truly first class.

Gary Netley

Son Georgie, 9 years old

The Genbukan

The Genbukan was established by Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei in November 1984 and is dedicated to preserving and teaching the Japanese martial arts in the traditional Japanese way.


The name "Genbukan" means the place that nurtures martial art professionals. "Gen" can also mean black, indicating a place of practise that specialises in techniques that are mysterious, strange and marvellous.


The systems of martial arts taught through the Genbukan are:


  • Amatsu Tatara Bumon & Shumon: ancient spiritual and physical lessons
  • Ninpo: the factual portrayal of Ninjutsu
  • Kokusai Jujutsu (KJJR): traditional Jujutsu
  • Ryu-Ha: the original lineages of the martial arts schools
  • Koryu Karate: old school Chinese hand methods
  • Chugoku Kenpo: Chinese martial arts systems
  • Goshin-jutsu: modern self defence applications


Each year the Genbukan offers martial arts training seminars, called Taikai, in the UK and abroad. Taikai are a great opportunity to train directly with the Grandmaster and his highest ranking students. Students at the Kinkan Dojo always have the opportunity to travel to Taikai and participate in the training.


The Genbukan family extends to more than 30 countries around the world and represents a true connection to ancient warrior skills. For further information please visit Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura Sensei's website

The techniques demonstrated or described within this web site are to be used for legitimate purposes only, in appropriate self-defence situations. Do not depend on any video, audio or manual for your safety. Your safety depends upon you and your judgement. If you are a beginner seek the guidance of a qualified, experienced and competent instructor. This material is presented for educational purposes only. When you train in any martial art or self defence system you are consenting to participate and therefore there is an assumption of risk. Use this information at your own risk. If you misinterpret or misuse any of the techniques or concepts expressed in this web site somebody could be seriously injured or killed as a result. Therefore the information contained within the web site should only be used as a supplement to competent personal instruction, safe and diligent practice, personal evaluation and balanced with the moral and legal application of any technique or tactic.


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